Hello, friends! We’re living in unprecedented, unexpected times, and I wanted to give some updates and some useful tools related to questions we’re getting regularly in Laurie’s inbox. But first, in the immortal words of Leslie Knope:
We’re all in this together, and we believe that we’ll get through it together. Stay safe, stay healthy, take lots of breaks, and wash your hands. And maybe read some books!
Speaking of… on to the promised links and resources. As teaching moves to digital learning spaces, all of Laurie’s publishers have established guidelines for read-alouds over social media. Here they are, broken out by Laurie’s books:
- Simon & Schuster (The Seeds of America trilogy [Chains, Forge, Ashes] and Fever, 1793)
- Macmillan (Speak)
- Penguin Random House (SHOUT, The Impossible Knife of Memory, Wintergirls, Catalyst, Prom, Twisted)
As you might have noticed, Laurie’s also been on Twitter answering questions, giving recommendations, etc. Since she’s not on tour, you can interact with her there!
But wait, there’s more. From Laurie herself:
I have revived my YouTube channel and am posting videos of myself read from my books and answering reader questions. The first book is Fever 1793, of course! Let me know what you think – and please post questions from you, or from your students or kids!
She’s not on a strict posting schedule (even Quarantine Life has its demands) but keep an eye out for new videos!
Sending good thoughts to you and your loved ones from Camp Halse Anderson 💜